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The Curtain Hotel Review – Shoreditch, London

The Curtain Hotel Rooftop Pool - Shoreditch, London

The last few times I’ve been to London, I always seem to be drawn to Shoreditch although I’ve never actually stayed the night there. We were invited to an event with Sainsburys as part of their Taste Maker project recently, which happened to be taking place in Shoreditch. So we thought we would make a […]

Steak, King Prawn, Puy Lentils and Salsa Verde Recipe

salsa verde recipe

Salsa Verde Recipe Ingredients 3 small cornichons chopped 3 anchovy fillets rinsed 1 big bunch of parsley chopped finely (None of those mini bags from the supermarket. Get a bunch from your local market) Leaves from 2 sprigs of mint chopped finely 1 garlic clove grated 1/4 of a banana shallot chopped finely 1/4 roasted […]

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Admiral St David New Cocktail Menu Review – Voco St Davids Hotel, Cardiff Bay

Photo of Asian food menu Admiral St David Cardiff Bay

I recently got chosen to name a cocktail on the new Admiral St David bar and restaurant at Voco St David’s in Cardiff Bay. I was given the ingredients and had to choose the name on Facebook, with their favourite being selected and being put on the menu. I also got to sample the new […]

Nikka Whisky and Tonka Bean Smoked Salted Caramel Recipe

Nikka Whisky and tonka bean smoked salted caramel

I wanted to jazz up my usual salted caramel recipe for pancake day and thought there’s no better way than to add some whisky from my favourite Japanese whisky distillery. My brother bought me a new bottle of Nikka from the barrel so I decided to use up what was left in my other bottle, […]

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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch Review

Outside view of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Being obsessed with Japan and dreaming of a trip there in the near future, we thought we would have a taste of Japan on home turf for our trip to London last weekend. We decided to book a night at Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch. If you’re not familiar with Nobu, they started life as a […]

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Halen Mon Salt launch of book, gin and Tide restaurant

Me sampling the new Jin Mor at Halen Mon

We recently got an invite to Wales most famous salt brand Halen Mon for the launch of not one but three new ventures at the Coastal HQ along Anglesey’s treasured Menai Straights. Normally I would have questioned a 10 hour round trip for a launch event but this was no normal launch party. Having used […]

Tepache Recipe – Mexican Pineapple Beer

Tepache is a Mexican beverage made from fermented pineapple juice. You cut a pineapple, rind and all, as this is where the natural yeasts hide that kicks of the fermentation and add mix it with brown sugar and your choice of spices. The usual suspects are cinnamon, cloves and ginger but you can add whatever […]

Human Food Nutrition Bar Review

I recently got sent a sample box of bars from Human Food to review. I’d not heard of them previously but was keen to see what they did after learning they hailed from the seaside town of Tenby in West Wales. I’ve tried my fair share of energy / protein / meal replacement bars over […]

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Gerald of Wales Gin Train from Cardiff to Anglesey with Arriva Trains Business Class

Gerald of Wales - Arriva Trains business class

We were asked by Arriva Trains who still run the service from Cardiff to Holyhead on Anglesey to join them on the Gerald of Wales, their premium carriage service to celebrate the launch of the Welsh gin being served on the service from Eccentric Gin. The Gerald of Wales offers the only first class train […]

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The Dead Canary Gin Dinner Review in Cardiff

Negroni at The Dead Canary Cardiff

We were recently invited to the first in a series of gin dinners at Deaths and Entrances, the new bar within The Dead Canary and run by the same team. The new bar opened a few months back and I loved the new flavour driven cocktail menu on the launch weekend. The gin dinner was […]